Saturday, June 17, 2017

FT - Physics Faculty Middlesex Community College (MA)

About Middlesex Community College:

Middlesex Community College (MCC) employs over 800 people in full-time, part-time, faculty, professional administrative and support positions at campuses in both Lowell and Bedford. MCC is a dynamic institution, priding itself on the quality as well as the diversity of its programs. MCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We are also committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are an affiliate of the National Coalition Building Institute. We have significantly increased the diversity of our faculty and staff over the last five years, and are one of Massachusetts colleges participating in the Commonwealth Compact whose mission is to establish Massachusetts as a uniquely inclusive, honest and supportive community of -- and for -- diverse people, to acknowledge our mixed history in this effort, and to face squarely the challenges that still need to be overcome, understanding that the rich promise of the region's growing diversity must be tapped fully if Boston and Massachusetts are to achieve their economic, civic and social potential.
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Job Description:

Title:             Full-Time Physics Faculty
Unit:             MCC/MTA Unit Position
Dept.:           Physics
Location:     Bedford campus
Reports to:    Dean of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
DATE:           June 13, 2017
General Statement of Duties:  The Physics Faculty is a creative, knowledgeable and flexible individual who will develop and teach courses in Physics (both Algebra and Calculus based) and related disciplines to a diverse student body within the STEM division.  The faculty will be teach project based courses to both liberal arts and STEM students. The faculty member will work with STEM division staff, administration and faculty to develop student learning outcomes and assessment strategies, and will participate in college service and student advisement. The successful candidate will be committed to inclusive excellence and diversity, and continuous professional improvement.
Essential Functions:
  • Teach courses in Physics and related disciplines on all MCC campuses.
  • Participate in ongoing curriculum review, assessment, and development.
  • Develop instructional material consistent with course, program and institutional student learning outcomes and apply innovative instructional approaches, in order to achieve student learning outcomes.
  • Develop and apply instructional methods that engage a diverse student body of varying learning styles and abilities, and promote critical thinking and other employability skills.
  • Integrate available science instrumentation and computer-based experiments into the classroom.
  • Develop and apply technology in and out of the classroom, including use of the BlackBoard Learning Management System for web-based, hybrid, or computer-enhanced classes.
  • Develop and apply assessment strategies that maximize the learning process and effectively measure student learning outcomes.
  • Incorporate high impact practices such as learning communities, undergraduate research, service learning and collaborative projects as part of pedagogical practices.
  • Support and foster a culture of civic learning and community engagement.
  • Participate in division and college committees and activities.
  • Provide developmental advising to students in STEM disciplines to help students assess their skills, interests and aptitudes; identify realistic career goals and develop an educational plan.
  • Fulfill terms of the faculty contract as set out in the Agreement between the Board of Higher Education and the Massachusetts Community College Council/Massachusetts Teachers Association
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Physics and a Master's Degree in a related discipline. 
  • Successful teaching experience, and a demonstrated ability to teach Physics in a lecture and laboratory setting
  • Experience in the organization and management of the laboratory environment.
  • Knowledge of outcomes assessment and assessment techniques in education.
  • Ability to apply innovative instructional approaches, in order to achieve stated course objectives and student learning outcomes.
  • Commitment to continuous professional improvement.
  • Ability to collaborate and work collegially with faculty from all disciplines.
  • A demonstrated interest in the use of inclusive pedagogies and high impact practices to foster student success and close achievement gaps
  • Cultural awareness and competency demonstrated by working with and/or understanding of individuals of diverse identities such as socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and veterans including those with different levels of academic preparation, varying physical and learning abilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Successful teaching at a community college
  • Proficiency in the Blackboard Learning Management System to develop and implement online courses
  • Experience developing academic courses and curriculum
  • Experience teaching Physics lecture and laboratory courses
  • Ph.D. in Physics, or equivalent
  • Knowledge of and commitment to Community College Academic Programs, services and culture.
  • Evidence of successful experience with a variety of instructional methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop or apply innovative student centered instructional approaches.
  • Student advising experience
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement high impact practices such as learning communities, undergraduate research, service learning/civic engagement and collaborative projects as part of pedagogical practices.
  • Experience with STEM grant initiatives
  • Bilingual skills

Additional Information:

This is a full-time faculty position with benefits.
Salary: The Full-Time Faculty salary under the MCCC/MTA collective bargaining agreement is based on the classification placement table with a base salary of $45,996; actual salary will be determined in accordance with the classification system of the MCCC/MTA Agreement based on the candidate's academic credentials, related experience, related licenses and certifications.  Anticipated starting salary for candidates possessing both the required and preferred qualifications posted above is not expected to exceed $55,000. See  
Starting Date:    August 28, 2017 Fall Semester, 2017
Application Deadline:   July 4, 2017
The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Application Instructions:

Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via the online application:
1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
Follow the steps below.
After completing all of the steps below, please go back into the newly created account and double check that your resume, cover letter, application & disclosure forms were uploaded as requested and appear in the format you desire.
Middlesex Community College understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the Affirmative Action Officer at 781-280-3536